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Wolf Margery 1968 The House of Lim Englewood Cliffs Prentice Hall Reviewed by The House of Lim by Margery Wolf is a first hand account of the daily lives and family structure of a Chinese family living in Taiwan in the early 1960s Margery Wolf a wife of an anthropologist who specializes in Chinese studies declares herself as not being an anthropologist but in the book she wanted to accomplish three things to present a case study for the social scientist interested in the strains inherent to the form of family considered ideal in China to provide another account of village life for those with a more general interest in China and to tell a good story Wolf 1968 preface The House of Lim was written based on a two year live in study of a Chinese family that Margery Wolf and her husband resided with The couple shared a farmhouse with the Lims of Peihotien a small country village in Northern Taiwan from 1959 to 1961 She was aided by a good many informants who gave here information about the people of the town and the background information she need to present the data gathered during her 2 years of living with the Lims Margery Wolfs goal was to provide and account of the village life of the Lims and the trial and tribulations that are inherrent with families of that particular region in Taiwan She also writes about the customs and culture that are very different from what we westerners deem normal This book is not particular hard to read but it is probably intended for high school and college level readers it is not sophistically written or hard to understand Margery Wolf provides family tree of at the beginning of the book to clear up any confusions about the names and people that are involved in the study Beginning anthropology students could benefit greatly from this book due to the
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